BEST NEW SONGS: ICONA POP - SOMEONE WHO CAN DANCE

3/2/16
Icona Pop - Someone Who Can Dance

Swedish babes Icona Pop are ready to rule the known world and all of its eardrums again with their infectious new single, “Someone Who Can Dance,” and this time they didn’t even need Charli XCX’s help (although Elliphant and Zara Larsson did lend a helping hand to this jam).

“Someone Who Can Dance” is the official single off the duo's upcoming LP and it was premiered at the Swedish Grammys (which were somehow less white than the actual Grammys), and we’ve got video of that performance after the official audio. The song itself is probably not a response to Kings of Convenience “I’d Rather Dance With You,” but I like to pretend it is. The bombastic pop cut is as massive and ambitious as their galaxy destroying hit whose name we won’t mention for fear it gets stuck in your head for the next fortnight. It calls for a lover who’s got quicker feet than mouth, because all we all know dancing is superior to all other forms of communication and interaction.

Take in this call to fancy feet, in as many formats as you can handle, below:

 

ICONA POP “SOMEONE WHO CAN DANCE”

 

ICONA POP, ZARA LARSSON, ELLIPHANT “SOMEONE WHO CAN DANCE LIVE @ GRAMMIS 2016”

No release date yet on “Someone Who Can Dance” or the upcoming LP, although I’d expect that to drop by the end of this calendar year. We’ll leave you with the lyrics to “Someone Who Can Dance”:

working at the video store
(every day so boring, i just dream away!)
dvds are gone for life, we just get online and go to pirate bay
tripping like i'm on the moon and when i think of being in the disco light!
give me that bass right up in my face
i want glitter on the floor tonight

i want nothing like the others
i get more than i can take
i want nothing like the others
give more than i can take

i want someone who can dance
not someone i can talk to
i want someone who can dance
i want someone who can dance
not someone i can talk to
i want someone who can dance
i want someone who can dance
not someone i can talk to
i want someone who can dance!

feeling like a superstar in this boring bar, with my lipstick on
body getting tanned, where did all my friends, i wonder where the hell they are
we can rule the world, where we go, we never stand in line
seven days a week, now we never sleep, i want glitter on the floor tonight

i want someone who can dance
not someone i can talk to
i want someone who can dance
i want someone who can dance
not someone i can talk to
i want someone who can dance (ah ha, just tell me you can dance)
i want someone who can dance (ah ha)
not someone i can talk to (ah ha)
i want someone who can dance (ah ha, just tell me you can dance)

heat it up, you can do it
blisseh, what now
you can bring it, yeah, you swag it
sweat up your face
mmm looking bomba, you full power
wanna [?], don't want talk
i want love
who can dance, just tell me you can dance

oh, i'm not insane (oh no, i'm not insane)
no, i'm not insane
we are not insane
no, we're not insane
(i want someone who can dance)
oh, i'm not insane
(i want someone who can dance, not someone i can talk to...)
no, i'm not insane
(i want someone who can dance, not someone i can talk to...)
they are not insane
(i want someone who can dance, not someone i can talk to...)
no, i'm not insane
(i want someone who can dance, not someone i can talk to...)

i want someone who can dance
not someone i can talk to
i want someone who can dance
(who can dance, just tell me you can dance)
i want someone who can dance (ah ha)
not someone i can talk to (ah ha)
i want someone who can dance
(who can dance, just tell me you can dance)

if you look away, i make out with someone else (yeah!)
if you look away (oh)
if you look away, i make out with someone else (ha!)
if you look away (don't look away...)

 

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Calvin Paradise manages to live a productive life despite a childhood of home schooling and suffering from what some doctors have called the worst case of Groucho Marx's Syndrome in recorded history.